Personal Mac Note Organizer and Password Protector for Mac Notes.

What's New

Version 1.8.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great Organizational Tool!


TopXNotes is a great tool for people who just want to get down to the business of organizing their data. It doesn't have the latest whizbang UI, but what it does it does extremely well. Notes can be organized into folders (called "groups" - similar to DevonTHINK), and Categories (similar to tags in other programs). This allows you to organize your information in a variety of ways - whatever suits you best.

Notes can also be color coded, which makes them easier to find. Unlike most other note products, TopXNotes also allows you to color the background of selected text (not just the text itself), which is really a timesaver when you are trying to mark a passage of text for reviewing later. Another useful feature is MultiNote, which allows you to see multiple notes side by side in the same window. That doesn't sound like much until you actually use it, then you figure out how useful it is.

If you have notes you access frequently, there is a QuickNotes feature that allows you to pull up those notes immediately from a floating window. Finally, the security features of this program seem to surpass that of most other note programs: you can password protect an entire database, and have a separate password for any individual note.

I would have given this program 5 stars were it not for the user interface, which seems to be a little less modern than I would prefer for a program that includes all these features.

Note from Developer- Updates


One of the limits of the Apple store is there is not an easy way for developers to respond directly to customer issues. As has been repoirted im the media, Apple does not tell us who out customers are, so when an Apple store customer raises an issue it is very hard to test whether we have addressed it adequately. We have made changes and updates related to all of the issues reported here, but we would encourage anyone who wants to report a problem or ask a question here, to also contact us directly so we can follow up and be sure they are satisfied.

Not bad


What makes this program not very usable is it sometimes will delete files during a sync, especially if you try to sync to more than one Mac from an iPhone.

I synced one time and it added one new note and deleted the other 50 older notes. Even though you can legally install it to more than one Mac, I wouldn't because of this.

Tech support said they would send me a file and instructions to try the next day. That was over 2 weeks ago. My followup email went unanswered.

Moving files to a new folder in the Note Organizer causes the files to either not move or appear in a duplicate destination folder. Seems to be a flaky UI problem, possible with Lion.

Copying an article from Evernote with text and photos doesn't import the photos. I know this is a note program, but importing images would be really helpful at times.

I really hope they fix the syncing problem soon. Feel like I wasted my money on this app.


Tropical Software, Inc.
10.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Tropical Software, Inc.


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